Under the direction of the Hub for Teaching and Learning Director, the Instructional Designer provides support for instructional advancement initiatives across the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. As a member of the Hub team, the Instructional Designer will help design, develop and implement online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. The position’s duties include conducting learning and teaching consultations, developing and delivering instructional workshops; collaborating on instructional and training development, facilitating learning colloquia/communities; working on curriculum redesign projects; implementing instructional enhancement and grant awards.
Essential Job Functions:
Work closely with faculty through individual consultations on online, hybrid, and face-to-face course and curriculum design, focusing on learner-centered pedagogy; consult with faculty on the preparation of materials and data for use in the classroom; and provide faculty support and advice in the course development process with a project management approach
Collaborate across campus in efforts to redesign curricula, based on educational research, in order to include more high-impact practices and student-centered pedagogy
Develop and disseminate resources, research, and information about best practices relating to teaching and learning
Implement instructional enhancement and innovation grant awards
Develop and deliver instructional workshops; assist in the facilitation of learning colloquia/communities
Maintains knowledge of new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional opportunities
Performs other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in instructional design, instructional/educational technology, or related field
Pedagogical knowledge of teaching, including learning styles, instructional design theory and best practices and ability to create examples of educational strategies across various disciplines
2 years of experience working in instructional design or in other related work
Experience consulting with faculty in a variety of disciplines
Demonstrated superior communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability and experience working with deadlines
Knowledge of the appropriate tools, media, and teaching strategies to accomplish course goals, objectives, and outcomes, assisting with the identification, selection, and application of appropriate assessment tools and strategies needed by faculty
Teaching or instructional experience
Experience working with faculty and administrators on the design, development, delivery, and assessment of effective pedagogies
Experience designing and developing courses
Knowledge of teaching pedagogies for inclusion and access, in particular for nontraditional and underrepresented students
An ideal candidate would feel passionate about education, be curious about new technologies, have an eye for the art and science of instructional design, be able to research new tools and pedagogical practices, and be willing to share what they learn in an open manner.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.